I’m a fan of Amy Schumer, mostly based off the first season of her show and her real-life antics. She seems like she’d be a lot of fun, and she’s not afraid to share her opinions, which I love. I’m surprised by how much I liked this book, though. I thought it would be mostly dick jokes, and while they do appear in abundance, I found the more serious chapters to be much more effective than when she’s aiming for comedy.
“I know my worth. I embrace my power. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story. I will. I’ll speak and share and fuck and love, and I will never apologize for it. I am amazing for you, not because of you. I am not who I sleep with. I am not my weight. I am not my mother. I am myself. And I am all of you.”
In addition to sharing stories about her family and her time doing stand up, Schumer spends a lot of this book discussing her own personality traits (she talks a lot about being an introvert) and her former relationships, many of which had some pretty serious issues. The story of when she lost her virginity broke my heart. She has has a pretty messed up relationship with her father, and she’s very honest about his short-comings and how they’ve affected her here. She’s always come across as sharp and brave in her public life, but I feel like this book reveals a lot more about her personally than I really expected.